Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease
May 26, 2017 ‐ Lyme disease can be serious. It is spread to humans through the bite of an infected, blacklegged tick. And health officials are seeing an increase in the number of cases in the province.
Health Unit Hosting More Sessions on Fentanyl and Overdose
May 19, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit recently hosted three sessions on fentanyl and overdose in partnership with the County of Renfrew Paramedic Services, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Renfrew County Youth Network and the pharmacist at Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre. The Health Unit is planning to host three more information sessions.
Flood Recovery Measures – Renfrew County
May 18, 2017 ‐ With the outside temperatures warming up and the holiday weekend approaching, the Renfrew County and District Health Unit would like to advise all residents affected by the recent flooding of precautions that should be taken.
Health Unit Recommends Precautions During Flood Conditions
May 11, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit would like to remind residents affected by the recent flooding that they should be taking the necessary precautions to protect their health and safety. Precautions are listed for residents with dug and drilled wells, and septic systems.
New Interim Medical Officer of Health at Renfrew County and District Health Unit
April 28, 2017 ‐ The Board of Health for Renfrew County and District Health Unit is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Cushman has been appointed Interim Acting Medical Officer of Health as of April 24, 2017 for a six-month term.
Health Unit to Host Open Community Sessions on Fentanyl and Overdose
April 13, 2017 ‐ Join us for an evening of information sharing about fentanyl and the increased risk of overdose in Renfrew County and District. Hear from experts in your community, get more information from community agencies and have your questions answered.
Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Unveil Leave the Phone Alone Road Signs
April 5, 2017 ‐ The Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Committee is putting the final touches on a successful distracted driving campaign in Renfrew County partially funded by the Ministry of Transportation's Road Safety Community Partnership Program.
Notice to Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling or Serving BC Oysters
March 21, 2017 ‐ On February 2, Ontario’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a public advisory informing Ontarians of gastrointestinal illness linked to the consumption of oysters.
Rethink Your Drinking this St. Patrick’s Day
March 8, 2017 ‐ Whether it is a night of St. Patrick’s Day celebration or drinking games, it’s easy to lose track of how many drinks you’ve had. Continuous drinking can increase the risk of short- and long-term alcohol related-harm.
ALERT! Risk of overdose from fentanyl
March 1, 2017 ‐ Fentanyl is an opioid that is much more toxic than most other opioids. Opioids include drugs like heroin, morphine, fentanyl, methadone and codeine. Fentanyl is usually prescribed in patch form as a painkiller. It is around 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine. This makes the risk of accidental overdose much higher.